- Oct 1, 2013View Source
This event is the first of its kind at Fisherman's Wharf, and will include live music, food and wine tastings, carnival rides, fireworks and more. Special exhibitors will include Wharf merchants, local artists and seafood restaurants.
On Saturday, October 26, Wharf restaurants will compete in a chowder cook-off and, for a fee, festival attendees can participate in a chowder tasting.
On Sunday, October 27, local chefs will set up a live demonstration kitchen by the Wharf's iconic crab wheel at Jefferson and Taylor streets.
The festival will last from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, and will extend from Ghirardelli Square to Pier 39. Traffic will be closed off in the area for the weekend.
Admission is free; food and drink is for sale.
Wharf Fest 2013, a free inaugural celebration, showcases the legacy of Fisherman’s Wharf as San Francisco’s historic waterfront district. The two-day festival will exhibit the family-friendly, cultural, and historic spirit that make’s Fisherman’s Wharf such a popular destination for both local and international visitors.
Festival goers will enjoy music and live entertainment, food and wine, a chowder competition, children’s rides, ship tours, classic cars, street performers, art, fireworks, and more. There are many reasons to celebrate the Wharf in October, after the busy summer crowds have died down and when San Francisco’s temperate early-fall climate is at its finest. Other October activities at the Wharf include Pier 39’s 35th anniversary, the Italian Heritage Parade and more.